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This page details how to mount a character device under MAC OSX.

For a general description of a Loop device click on the link.

Below are the instructions on how to mount a VHD Hard Disk, obtained via Disk2VHD on MAC OSX Snow Leopard.

Prerequisites: vdfuse from VirtualBox

bash-3.2# mkdir /mnt/d0 /mnt/d1 /mnt/d2

bash-3.2# vdfuse -r -t VHD -f DISK.VHD /mnt/d0 #mount container

bash-3.2# ls /mnt/d0

EntireDisk Partition1 Partition2

bash-3.2# hdiutil attach -imagekey diskimage-class=CRawDiskImage -nomount /mnt/d0/Partition1 #prepare mountpoint for Partition

/dev/disk2

bash-3.2# hdiutil attach -imagekey diskimage-class=CRawDiskImage -nomount /mnt/d0/Partition2 #prepare mountpoint for Partition

/dev/disk3

bash-3.2# mount -t ntfs /dev/disk2 /mnt/d1

bash-3.2# mount -t ntfs /dev/disk3 /mnt/d2

bash-3.2# mount

DISK.VHD on /mnt/d0 (fusefs, synchronous)

/dev/disk2 on /mnt/d1 (ntfs, local, read-only, noowners)

/dev/disk3 on /mnt/d2 (ntfs, local, read-only, noowners)

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